International Development Stdy (IDS)

IDS 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

IDS 490 - Research. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to enhance the participants? understanding of important methods used in the evaluation of international development programs. The toolkit of a student completing this course will include knowledge of basic methods and standard systems used worldwide for conducting such evaluations. You will learn how to design, conduct, report on and orally present your findings as if you are speaking to a group of donors, project planners or other stakeholders.

IDS 497 - Methods. 1-6 Credits.

Course is designed to enhance the participants? understanding of important methods used in the evaluation of international development programs. The toolkit of a student completing this course will include knowledge of basic methods and standard systems used worldwide for conducting such evaluations. You will learn how to design, conduct, report on and orally present your findings as if you are speaking to a group of donors, project planners or other stakeholders. You will study how to derive important monitoring and evaluation questions from existing literature, how to aim for specific professional outcomes such as the generation of a professional talk, poster, or paper, and the steps required along the way to get you to those outcomes. Survey design, identification and definition of critical M&E variables, predicting required analyses of those variables, LogFrame, Social Frameworks, and CapacityWORKS will be taught in this class.